Table of Contents
- The 10 Best Maui Vacation Rentals for Large Groups
- 1. Kahana Outrigger
- 2. Honokeana Cove
- 3. Honua Kai
- 4. Montage Kapalua
- 5. Napili Gardens
- 6. Koa Resort Kihei
- 7. Papakea Resort
- 8. Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
- 9. Ho’olei Villas
- 10. Wailea Beach Villas
- Oahu vs. Maui (from someone who has lived on both)
- The 8 Best Beaches for Kids on Maui (map included)
- The 12 Best Maui Vacation Rentals With Private Pools
The 10 Best Maui Vacation Rentals for Large Groups
Traveling to Hawaii with a big group is a fun time. Whether you’re heading here with friends or for a family reunion, you know the trip is going to be memorable. But it can be a little tricky when you’re traveling with a group of eight or more. You want to find a place big enough to fit everyone with amenities that will make things comfortable.
To help, we’ve rounded up the 10 best Maui vacation rentals for large groups. These places not only fit eight or more guests, but they’re also in resort or rental communities where you can book multiple units. So you can choose to either stay together or get your own spaces.
Ready to book your trip? Here are our 10 favorite Maui vacation rentals for large groups.
1. Kahana Outrigger
Kahana might be one of the best-kept secrets of the west side. Just north of Kaanapali and south of Kapalua you can find the Kahana Outrigger, a low-rise condo development with just 16 townhomes. Each of the townhomes are three-bedroom, making it ideal for a group to stay together.
Have a larger group? It’s easy to book two or more townhomes together.
Let’s talk about the location. Kaanapali has a great beach, but when resorts are running at full capacity, you have thousands of people in the same space. Kapalua is much less crowded but it’s also much more expensive. If you’re looking for a place for your large group on the west side that is on a quieter beach but doesn’t cost as much as Kapalua, this is a great spot. You’re also just 15 minutes north of Lahaina so trips to visit the town are easy.
The townhomes in the Kahana Outrigger are spacious (average 1,500 square feet) and sleep 6-10 people. They’re all located steps from either the beach or the pool, perfect for days that you just want to stay around the condo. Plus, they have some of the best ratings on VRBO.
Check out the Kahana Outrigger listings on VRBO.
2. Honokeana Cove
Another gem of the west side, Honokeana Cove offers a small condo community right on a cove. The sunsets are spectacular, but a quick note: there is no beach directly in front of the condos. It’s a rocky cove full of turtles (beautiful!), but if you have kids and want to hit the beach easily, it’s a bit of a walk to Napili Bay. Still manageable, but with toddlers, you might find it challenging.
Staying at Honokeana Cove, you’re a quick five-minute walk to the famous Napili Bay, a short 5-minute drive to Kapalua, and a 15 – 20 minute drive to Lahaina.
In Honokeana Cove you’ll find condos up to a maximum of three bedrooms. Need more space? It’s easy to book multiple condos on VRBO to accommodate your group. Plus, I think this is one of the best-priced condo rentals you’ll find on the island for big groups.
Explore Honokeana Cove rentals on VRBO.
3. Honua Kai
If you’re looking for more of the big resort experience, the Honua Kai offers studio to three-bedroom condos on 38 beachfront acres. It’s like a big hotel, with 600 rooms, resort-style pools, a concierge, and restaurants on-site. Some of the three-bedroom units are large — nearly 2,000 feet and can sleep 10 people.
Honua Kai is located on the beach in North Kaanapali. Slightly different from some of the other options on this list, you can book a room at Honua Kai either directly through Outrigger or from a private owner on VRBO.
4. Montage Kapalua
If I was traveling to Maui with a large group and had an unlimited budget, I would absolutely stay at the Montage Kapalua. Hands down.
This luxurious property is located on a beach near Kapalua Bay, approximately 25-minutes north of Lahaina. Yes, it’s a little further away from the action, but I think that’s the draw. The Montage Kapalua is pure luxury.
The Montage Kapalua offers one to four-bedroom residences set on a vast, ocean-front landscape. Add in upscale restaurants, a top-notch fitness center (yes, they have a Peloton), a kids club, pool bar, and a spa, you may never want to leave the resort.
Book a luxury stay at the Montage Kapalua Bay.
5. Napili Gardens
We love Napili. We love Napili so much, we even made a video about staying in Napili. So we had to include Naili Gardens on our list of vacation rental options for large groups.
Napili Gardens offers a quiet rental experience with three-bedroom townhomes. If you need any more space, they even have a double condo rental option, where you can rent two condos at once for a total of six bedrooms.
Napili Bay is one of the best beaches on Maui and these townhomes aren’t right on the beach, but are just a quick walk across the street. And each townhome features a small, private lanai. Napili is a great beach for families, for snorkeling, and stand up paddle (SUP), with rental shops right on the bay. You’re also just a quick 15-20 minute drive to Lahaina for additional restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
You can view and book the townhomes at Napili Gardens on VRBO.
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6. Koa Resort Kihei
The Koa Resort is located centrally in Kihei and is probably the most cost-effective spot on our list. Here you’ll find spacious one to four-bedroom townhomes. Need more space? You can book additional rentals within the resort.
The resort is spread over five acres. Here you’ll find two tennis courts, a jacuzzi, a large swimming pool, hot tub, and shuffleboard. The resort isn’t right on the beach, but it’s a quick five-minute walk.
Kihei is very centrally located on Maui and you’re just a 10-minute drive to Wailea or a 25-minute drive to Lahaina.
You can book and view the condos and townhomes on VRBO.
7. Papakea Resort
Just north of Kaanapali beach, you’ll find Papakea Resort. Here you’ll find rentals from as small as a studio to as large as a three-bedroom (with a maximum occupancy of 10). This is a great option for groups that want to book a number of different rooms of varying sizes within the same resort.
All rooms come with private lanais and a washer and dryer. You’ll also have access to two swimming pools, two jet pools, a tennis court, putting greens, picnic areas with BBQs, pickleball, and shuffleboard.
Visit the Aston Hotel site to learn more and make a reservation.
8. Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
Located on North Kaanapali beach is the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. These are resort-style condos, giving you the amenities of a nice hotel with the space of a vacation rental. You’ll find one to three-bedroom villas, up to 1,470 square feet that are perfect for nine adults.
The resort has a main pool as well as two plunge pools. You’ll also find a gym, on-site dining that includes both a pool bar and market to stock your condo. Plus, a children’s splash pad to keep little ones busy and cabanas by the pool. There’s also a Westin Kids Club for kids that want additional space to play. If you have a very large group, for a wedding or a large family reunion, they offer tools to make group booking easier.
Visit the Westin site to learn more and book a rental.
9. Ho’olei Villas
The luxury resort in Wailea, the Grand Wailea, owns the Ho’olei Villas, an accommodation option that blends resort amenities and residence living.
At the Ho’olei Villas you can rent two or three-bedroom villas that are huge, ranging from 3,200 to 4,000 square feet. On the villa property, you’ll find a pool with a 19-foot waterfall, a spa, a fitness center, a concierge, and multiple restaurant options. A quick note on the pool situation: though these residences are affiliated with the Grand Wailea Resort, you won’t have access to the pool at the Grand Wailea Resort. If you’re hitting the pool, you’ll need to use the one located at the Villas.
These villas are located in the center of Wailea with beach access across the street.
Note: you don’t have access to the Grand Wailea pools, though the Ho’olei Villas has their own.
10. Wailea Beach Villas
Another luxury property in Wailea, the Wailea Beach Villas are ocean-front and offer more amenities than you’ll find at a normal hotel. Located next to the Shops at Wailea, the Wailea Beach Villas offers 2-3 bedroom villas, up to 4,200 square feet. Some of the units are located directly on the beach, so if that’s important to you be sure to book correctly.
At the resort, you’ll have daily housekeeping services, use of a Tesla resort car, a gym, two pools, a concierge and bellman, 24-hour security, and massage services. This resort is centrally located in Waiea, so you can walk to other resorts and shopping very easily.
You can book through the Destination Hotels website or on VRBO.
Wherever you decide to stay, your large group will have a wonderful time on Maui. These are our favorite Maui vacation rentals for large groups. Now check out our favorite Maui itineraries to keep your group busy!
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I'm the co-founder, with my husband Jordan, of The Hawaii Vacation Guide. We live on Maui with our toddler Henry and our sweet but quirky dog Hattie. You will most likely find me on the water on a SUP or swimming in the waves.
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